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What Do You Need to Know About Delisting A Hazardous Waste Stream?

There are two kinds of hazardous waste according to the EPA. Characteristic hazardous wastes are more-or-less what you would expect: unusable byproducts requiring hazardous waste management because they possess noxious qualities such as corrosivity, ignitability, reactivity, and/or toxicity. Listed hazardous wastes are less intuitive. These don’t exhibit such noxious qualities per se. Instead, because [...]

By | 2018-04-17T10:32:05+00:00 April 17th, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on What Do You Need to Know About Delisting A Hazardous Waste Stream?

How OSHA Workplace Rules Affect Hazardous Waste Management

In matters of hazardous waste removal, it’s just not EPA directives that you need to heed. There are also OSHA requirements. Proper hazardous waste management—which falls under EPA auspices—serves to protect the ecology. But it’s also an integral part of industrial hygiene (aka occupational hygiene or workplace health), which is the central concern of OSHA. So what exactly is [...]

By | 2018-03-20T13:22:27+00:00 March 20th, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on How OSHA Workplace Rules Affect Hazardous Waste Management

A Review of the EPA Hazardous Waste Profile and its Requirements

Among the many procedures and requirements dictated by the EPA in matters of hazardous waste disposal is something called a Hazardous Waste Profile, formerly known as a “waste characterization profile.” In essence, a Hazardous Waste Profile requires you to list the chemical properties of the particular type of waste you intend to dispose of or [...]

By | 2018-04-04T12:21:55+00:00 February 28th, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on A Review of the EPA Hazardous Waste Profile and its Requirements

Some Worthy National Conferences For Hazardous Waste Management Professionals

January is a good time to start pondering your schedule for professional development, and so we’ve listed a number of annual national conferences that focus upon hazardous waste management. So as not to be overwhelming, we’ve limited ourselves to U.S. national conferences, effectively ignoring such worthies as the International EcoWASTE Conference in Abu Dhabi. Neither have we [...]

By | 2018-01-03T13:32:06+00:00 January 10th, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Some Worthy National Conferences For Hazardous Waste Management Professionals

What are the Educational Requirements for your Onsite Hazardous Waste Manager?

  Perhaps some people are born to hazardous waste management. Others aspire to it. And yet others have it thrust upon them. But whatever the case, while the academic requirements to become a hazardous waste manager vary across employers, in virtually all cases the minimum educational prerequisite is—or should be—an undergraduate degree. Usually, that degree [...]

By | 2017-12-14T09:48:43+00:00 December 18th, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on What are the Educational Requirements for your Onsite Hazardous Waste Manager?

Does Your Company Have a Contingency Plan to Deal With Possible Hazmat Disasters?

No commercial or industrial enterprise that involves chemicals or petroleum is immune from the possibility of a disaster: some unexpected contingency that occurs beyond normal operations and catastrophically impacts yourhazardous waste management. No matter how large or small your enterprise, you need to consider the environmental damage that might be caused by escaped hazardous [...]

By | 2017-06-06T11:02:04+00:00 June 19th, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Does Your Company Have a Contingency Plan to Deal With Possible Hazmat Disasters?

Don’t Let Bungled Hazardous Waste Management Destroy Your Brand Equity

In this age of heightened awareness about environmental issues, you can kill or seriously injure your brand image with just one bad decision. Germany’s Volkswagen Group has gone out of their way to prove this, installing an illegal defeat device with intent to cheat on emissions tests. But you don’t need criminal intent to do [...]

By | 2017-06-02T14:00:03+00:00 May 5th, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Don’t Let Bungled Hazardous Waste Management Destroy Your Brand Equity

“Spring Clean” Your Compliance Records For Hazardous Waste Management

The advent of warm weather induces many of us in to clean and organize our life spaces. We sweep out our garages, return order to our basements, excise barrels of dust bunnies from beneath our beds, wipe under the knickknacks as well as around them, etc. Unfortunately, the realities of hazardous waste management discourage waiting [...]

By | 2017-06-02T14:00:03+00:00 April 26th, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on “Spring Clean” Your Compliance Records For Hazardous Waste Management

Happy Earth Day: 5 Facts You Need to Know

In case you haven’t heard, today marks the 45th anniversary of Earth Day – and according to the Earth Day website, this “could be the most exciting year in environmental history.” Here at Hazardous Waste Experts, we attribute that potential to the exciting global shift towards sustainability. Earth Day gives each and every one of us [...]

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